from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Slang Utterly botched or confused.


f(ucked) u(p) b(eyond) a(ll) r(ecognition).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • I'm sorry that name fubar is going to be something they never live down.

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  • WORD: fubar

    DEFINITION: "fouled up beyond all recognition."

    ' The word snafu, derived from the initials of situation normal, all fouled up, was welcomed into the American language during World War II, and remains a useful part of the language today. Fubar, a closely related word, was coined at about the same time, and is now all but forgotten. Fubar is worthy of a better fate, meaning as it does fouled up beyond all recognition. It is a particularly useful and interesting word in that it describes a misfortune brought about not by malice but by administrative accidents in some large and complex organization. '

    --- 2009. KURT VONNEGUT. Look at the Birdie. (Previously unpublished short fiction, posthumously collected, with a foreword by Sidney Offit). ISBN 978-0-385-34371-8. "F U B A R." (Page 21).

    May 10, 2014

  • Abbreviation for "Fucked Up Beyond All Repair" FUBAR was painted on damaged military equipment to indicate that it was so damaged as to be unrepairable.

    June 9, 2009

  • F-fucked U-up B-beyond A-all R-recognition

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    "Yes, I know, comments are fubar. And lard knows what else. Please bear with during these trying times. I’ll fix it somehow. I always do."

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  • Ah, I see - so just because you are intimately acquainted with foo doesn't mean you like foobar. Your use of the word foo reminds me of grok.

    October 5, 2007

  • arb, I agree with you. I use foo all the time because... I have no idea why, actually. It just sort of insinuated itself into my brain. I use 'em for different things, though. For me foo is all purpose and neutral. Fubar is for when things are, well, fucked.

    October 5, 2007

  • John I know you like foobar better, but I prefer this spelling because of the acronym.

    October 5, 2007

  • December 17, 2006

  • F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition.

    December 10, 2006